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Laboratory Assistant

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Job Order #: 6113533

NOC: 3212
Employer Name:
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Wage/Salary Info:
$22.20 to $26.11 per hour
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Full Time
Length of Employment:
Until March 31, 2026
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Employer Name:
Saskatchewan Cancer Agency
Contact Name:
Aleks Kolosnjaji
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Lab Assistant is responsible for pre-analytical functions including specimen procurement, pre-analytical specimen handling and distribution, and for entering necessary data into the Laboratory Information System. The Lab Assistant will also perform physical measurements for participants.

Required Qualifications
Grade 12
Medical Laboratory Assistant - Applied certificate
Experience in biological or medical laboratory is an asset
Experience with data collection and database management is an asset

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to effectively communicate factual information both orally and in writing.
Ability to follow detailed protocols with minimal supervision.
Ability to make decisions in accordance with agency policies and procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
Ability to perform Phlebotomy with a less than six percent miss rate.
Ability to safeguard confidentiality.
Ability to work independently.
Accuracy of fine motor movements for typing/data entry is required.
Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office programs especially Excel
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Human relations skills required to empathize with complaints and/or concerns and establish rapport with patients, the public and other staff.
Intermedium general computer skills and abilities to learn using new software.
Knowledge in blood composition and characteristics.
Knowledge in laboratory health and safety.
Knowledge of biological waste products and specimen and chemical disposal.
Knowledge of culturally responsive care for First Nations and Mtis people.
Skills in aseptic techniques.
Skills in pipetting and handling microliter-level samples.
Some Judgment and problem solving skills are required to select the most appropriate action from a limited number of alternatives.
Strong ability in time management, attention to detail, multi-tasking, flexibility and initiative.

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